Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Cluster Share day 25 March

About 35 teachers all got together at Botany Downs Kindergarten yesterday to share their experiences and learning - it was great! Thanks a lot Belinda for organising this - I learnt heaps and have already tried out a couple of ideas in the class. Awesome to see so many teachers sharing and collaborating.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Trying Out New Things This Week

We have been working towards making self portraits this term - beginning with how to sketch eyes, noses etc so I showed the children on the projector the clip on Youtube on how to draw eyes - they were pretty much all fascinated and impressed! They wanted to know how it was happening! Then we went on to watch a sketch of how to draw face - was a valuable lesson - let's see how the portraits turn out!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Kidpix Mondrian Magic

Today I played with Kidpix using an idea from learning@school conference in Rotorua last month. Using the straight line I drew lots of intersecting lines then filled in random boxes in primary colours and voila - my masterpiece!

This is fun and simple for 5 & 6 year olds to get familiar with Kidpix tools.